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Your child may be on the waiting list for an assessment for possible Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), another neurodevelopmental condition or may already have a diagnosis. The wait for an assessment can be very long and we know this is a difficult and frustrating time for your child and your family.

We hope that the information on our website can help with strategies and support you and your family with difficulties lots of young people with neurodevelopmental conditions experience. There are a number of pages filled with resources to manage difficulties around sleep, mood, anxiety, sensory issues and going back to school. Additional information and resources are also available on our DCD webpage.

We’ve just launched our Autism Mythbuster – read some of the most common myths about autism and find resources to help.

Autism mythbuster


We work closely with colleagues in other services, including social care, schools and in the community. Resources are also available on their websites and you may have input or be contacted by these services as part of your care while you are waiting for assessment.

If you have looked at any of these resources we would love to know what you think and we would value your anonymous feedback. Please click to participate via SurveyMonkey: ASD Resources Survey 

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